AVG is name trusted by many. It has made its own presence by bringing many things in one. AVG has its Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware, Email Scanner and many more features in just one application. Just like it happens with many of the security software that they try to be extra cautious and start stopping even the genuine and legitimate data, similarly AVG at times works erratically. If you have good troubleshooting knowledge and experience then you can play with the settings of this security software by configuring the port numbers and adding exceptions. Un-installing any security software is not a big task but there are certain factors you need to look into otherwise you might end up with the adverse after effects of the removal. In this post I will help you in understand the procedure of AVG Anti-Virus removal.
Prepare your computer
Make sure that you have turned OFF all the features of the program by closing the program from the system tray.
You can ensure the same by un-checking all the AVG related entries from the System Configuration Window (MSCONFIG) and restarting the computer. This ensures that no feature of AVG is running when while you remove it.
Create a Restore Point using the Windows System Restore Utility.
Remove from Control Panel
Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu and then open “Add/Remove Programs” in Windows XP or earlier or “Programs and Features” in Windows Vista and later.
Once you have the Window opened, look for the entries of AVG. There could be multiple so select first of them and then click on Remove or Uninstall depending upon the Operating System you have.
Removal of Security Software might demand system reboot, so just follow the instructions passed by the un-installer to complete the removal.
Security Software if not removed properly might end up in no Internet Connectivity, so make sure that your Internet Connectivity is fine.
If somehow the removal doesn’t go through then you can download the removal utility from AVG’s website and follow the steps given below
Removal using the AVG Installer
Run the EXE file you downloaded from the internet
It will prompt you for accepting the EULA so please agree to it, as there is no other choice to proceed.
This utility will no scan your computer for existence of all AVG products and will then give you options to either Repair the installation or to remove it completely.
Select Remove and continue with the Wizard. This will take a while and will remove the AVG Anti-Virus completely from your computer.